The internet can't get enough of this high schooler's epic "Coming to America" prom dress
Jimelle Levon, an 18-year-old from Columbus, Ohio, is taking prom fashion to a whole new level. He designed a Coming to America inspired dress for his date, as well as a matching blazer for himself, and people are capital “O” OBSESSED.
Making the dress was no joke. Jimelle explains the painstaking process of creating the dress in another post on Instagram (also featured is a bonus photo of Vanessa Bell Calloway in the original for reference):
Sewn while on her body? SLAY.
On his website, which showcases some of his other designs for his more casual line Koldkut, he explains how he got into fashion design:
“I’ve been designing for four years now. I started off painting shoes and distressing jean shorts, then expanded from there. I have never taken any classes or been taught how to sew. I am a self taught artist.”
How amazing is this dress though?!
Here are some of his other designs from this prom season:
We wish we knew Jimelle when we were in high school!